Principal’s Corner


Mr. Curtis Black

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Principal's Bio

Principal's Corner

Principal's Message


Hello, and welcome to Goodwyn Middle School; the school where Champions are made. TEAM GMS and I would like to extend a warm WARRIORS greetings to all visitors. I am honored and very proud to serve as principal of Goodwyn Middle. In addition, I am extremely excited to continue the work that we started during the previous school year.

This year, we will start the #GMS360 movement. We will focus on Academics, Attendance, Partnerships, Discipline, and Parental Involvement. I am confident that Goodwyn Middle is moving in the right direction.

Goodwyn is a school that delivers the highest quality education, while removing barriers to student achievement, in the most passionate and compassionate environment. Each student is afforded a well –rounded education that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging. This is supported by high quality teacher leaders who help lay the foundation to get students ready for high school, college, careers and beyond. Our teachers facilitate the highest levels of  depth of knowledge (DOK). Our students are given the opportunity to extend their thinking by appraising, connecting, critiquing, designing, and justifying. Goodwyn Middle teachers motivate and encourage students to take risks, embrace diversity, dream beyond their current realities, and develop into productive citizens that can compete in a globally evolving society.

Along with our outstanding staff, I will continue to work hard to continue the legacy success established at GMS by building strong relationships with students, parents, staff, & community partners. WE will focus on building Champions, 21st Century skills, Mentoring, and fostering a nurturing safe environment for each student. We will also focus on the use of data to guide instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted project based strategies (research-based strategies that have been found to be effective in the education field) to increase students’ achievement, and provide exciting and challenging enrichment/intervention for all students.

I anticipate a most successful year as my TEAM and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of our greatest resource (students). During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of GMS the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be college and career ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. As instructional leader, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss and suggestions, ideas, or concerns to help make GMS GREAT! Without doubt, the Goodwyn Middle TEAM is committed to developing readers who are, “Conquerors Standing Tall, Proficient in All!”

Join us as we watch our WARRIORS S.O.A.R~ Succeeding Obstacles Achieving Results!

Mr. Curtis Black


Goodwyn Middle School 


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